Top Car Accessories Our Customers Love

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We recently completed a series of blog posts on top Nissan and Acura accessories that will keep your Nissan or Acura looking new and protected for the long haul. But those were our picks. Now it’s time to hear what car accessories our customers love to add on to enhance the look and feel of their cars.

Customers’ favorite accessories:

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Floor mats—Not only do floor mats help keep your car clean, but floor mats from Nissan or Acura are made of high-quality materials that are especially made to outfit a specific model. Because the mats would be coming from the original manufacturer of the vehicle, the mat fabrics can also be a match to the interior colors of the vehicle.

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Aero body kits—If you love the look of a sporty car but don’t want to pay sports car prices, aero body kits have been a big hit with our customers. They love the aerodynamic benefits, and the sleek, cool aesthetic enhancements they make to the vehicle.

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Lighting—Exterior and interior lighting accents not only make it easier to see around and inside your vehicle, but customers love the lighting color choices and the personal flair lighting accessories add to the vehicle. If you have a “signature color” for a business or to represent your favorite sports team, this might be just the thing for you!

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Spoilers—Finally, our customers who want to blend the natural design or luxury of their car with just a touch of sportiness are big fans of spoilers.

How to get accessories for your car:
Accessories not only enhance the look of your vehicle, but often will add value to the vehicle. If you are interested in accessorizing your car, there are several ways to go about it.

  1. Individuals can order Nissan or Acura accessories of their choosing online and install the accessories themselves.
  2. If you don’t want to botch the installation of an accessory, or if you are adding the accessory as a gift for someone else and are unsure on the installation process, you can always bring in the car and the accessory and have our dealership expertly do the install for you.
  3. We at Tischer Auto have access to the full line of Nissan and Acura accessories. In addition, we can fill a custom order and install the accessories for you. Turnaround time for orders and installations can be as little as a day, or as long as a week; it depends on the order.

If you have any questions about accessories for your Acura or Nissan, please reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter, or feel free to contact us by phone.
Acura Parts: 866-980-0093
Nissan Parts: 888-633-7593

Acura Accessories That Will Keep Your Car Looking Luxe

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Acura drivers know that the Acura brand is the more luxurious line of cars from parent company Honda. Drivers that make an investment in an Acura like to keep their Acura looking new and sleek; they are used to a certain level of refinement in their cars. To help keep your Acura looking its best, there are a variety of Acura accessories owners should consider.

Why choose Acura accessories?

Accessories play a two-fold role:

  1. They protect your Acura from normal wear and tear, which in turn, keeps your Acura looking new.
  2. Added accessories can enhance the value of your Acura.

There are a number of places drivers can buy accessories for their vehicles. But, Acura drivers benefit when choosing Acura accessories because these accessories are specifically meant for Acura models. The quality of material, fit, and colors are better-suited for your Acura model than other run-of-the-mill accessories you could buy elsewhere.

Acura accessories:

We’ve picked out a handful of Acura accessories that are available on a range of models that will help protect your Acura from normal wear-and-tear, both for the outside and inside of your Acura. You can view any number of Acura accessories online for many model years, but for the purposes of this blog, we will stick to the 2014 model year as 2015 models are still rolling in.

Exterior accessories:

acura car cover
Car cover—washable, weather-resistant, breathable fabric that provides protection from the elements

acura nose mask
Nose mask—carbon fiber-look printed vinyl with soft felt liner helps guard front paint finish; no-mar fasteners and covered mounting hooks help protect finish and allow for easy installation

acura touch up paint
Touch-up paint—for covering up and retouching minor knicks and scrapes
Door edge film or door edge guards—adhesive protection for all four doors containing UV inhibitors to resist yellowing

acura body side molding
Body-side molding—the side panel extends out the farthest in order to protect your finish against door nicks and chips

acura rear bumper applique
Rear bumper applique or protector—clear urethane film helps protect the top surface of the rear bumper from scratches and scrapes; contains UV inhibitors to resist yellowing

acura splash guards
Splash guard set—high-quality constructed material remains durable at extreme temperatures; front and rear splash guards offer excellent protection; no-drill installation helps protect against corrosion

Interior accessories:

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Cargo net or cargo organizer—keeps cargo area and cargo items organized and clean; hammock-style design provides versatility and ease-of-use while flexible cord construction stretches to hold oddly-shaped items.

acura trunk mat
Trunk mat—thick, heavy-duty carpet backed with resilient rubber

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Trunk tray (or trunk drawer)— tray with high sides to retain debris, organize small trunk items, and help keep the trunk clean

acura seat covers
Rear seat covers—removable and washable covers keep upholstery clean and protected from cargo, food and drink spills, pets, etc.

acura all season floor mats
All-season floor mats—keeps your Acura interior clean from dirt, sand, snow, etc., via long-wearing, washable rubber material

If there is any accessory you are interested in for your Acura vehicle, please do not hesitate to contact our Acura department. Any accessory we don’t have in stock we will happily order and install for you. We’d love to hear what accessory(ies) have caught your eye. Share your thoughts with us over on Facebook or Twitter; we look forward to hearing from you!

Top Nissan Accessories That Will Keep Your Car Looking Brand New

nissan accessoriesBuying a Nissan doesn’t have to break the bank or hurt your wallet! Still, buying a car can be a rather large investment, and you want to protect that investment, right? After all, this car will get you to and from work through heavy traffic, be the carrier of your kids and their sports equipment, serve as your transport on road trips and vacations, take a beating in inclement weather, help you haul home improvement materials from your local hardware store, and probably even be a place where you and your family partake of more than a few on-the-go meals. Cars aren’t just cars; they’re a central hub for so much of our daily lives! That being said, there are ways to protect your car from exterior and interior wear and tear. By adding on Nissan accessories, you can preserve your car’s appearance, protect it from the elements, maintain the interior quality of your fabrics, add value to your vehicle, and much more.

Here are some of our top picks from the Nissan accessories store:

1. Rear Bumper Protector—designed to help prevent scratches and scuffs when loading cargo. Depending on the Nissan model, these bumper protectors can either be factory-installed or installed by the dealership. For example, the picture shown is for the Nissan Versa Note, which is a factory-installed feature. But on the Nissan Juke, the rear bumper protector is dealer-installed. Also, some Nissan models, such as the Altima (pictured) offer a clear rear bumper protector or a chrome protector as seen on the Rogue.Note rear bumper protector rogue chrome bumper protector Altima clear rear bumper protector

2. Nose Mask—premium leather-grain vinyl helps prevent abrasion. A two-piece design lets you open the hood without removal.

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3. Hood Protector—deflects airflow over the hood to help reduce dirt, insects, and road debris. Some models, such as the Armada, offer a chrome or smoked option.

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4. Trunk Protector—keeps trunk area clean and helps protect it from scratches and damage. It’s water-resistant and easy to remove for cleaning.

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5. Cargo Area Protector—heavy-duty material helps protect from daily abuse. Easy to install, remove and clean. These cargo area protectors are predominantly seen in larger Nissan models such as the Juke, Murano, Pathfinder, Quest, and Rogue.

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6. Body Side Molding—helps protect against parking lot dings, dents and scratches. Body side molding is available in pre-painted vehicle colors, but some models also offer the option of Chrome Body Side Molding.

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7. Splashguards—contoured to match wheel openings, splashguards help to prevent dirt and debris from nicking and scratching the finish. Splashguards also add value and style while helping protect the sides of your vehicle.

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8. Front and Rear Underbody Protectors—guards your vehicle from scratches and the elements (Nissan Juke)

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9. Vehicle Cover and Cover Cable Lock— the Custom Vehicle Cover is designed to fit like a glove! It helps protect your vehicle against UV rays, acid rain, and other airborne contaminants. Constructed of strong, durable material to repel water and resist mold and mildew, it is also machine-washable. (Cable lock sold separately from cover.)

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10. Carpeted Floor, Trunk, Cargo Mats and All-Season Floor Mats—protects interiors with mats that are custom-fit to your Nissan model. They are removable for easy cleaning and upkeep. All-season mats are made with extra-durable materials. Some floor mats are factory-installed, and some are dealer-installed.

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11. Nissan truck accessories—Nissan trucks such as the Frontier and Titan offer these model-specific accessories: a Bedliner, Water-resistant Rear Seat Covers (Titan), and Taillight Guards (Titan). High-density polyethylene helps protect the bed while the high-rib design reduces moisture to help prevent rust. Custom-fit seat covers feature easy-to-clean, water-resistant material which protects seats from spills, dirt, indentations and wear. Taillight guards help protect from scratches for those drivers using their Titan as part of a highly-active lifestyle. The guards are available in chrome or black.

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No matter which Nissan model you drive, there’s an accessory or two for everyone who values the investment in their car and wants to preserve the life of their car for the long-haul. And as we’ve pointed out above, many of the accessories can be installed by your local Nissan dealership. The next time you bring your car in for service, feel free to inquire about any of the accessories you’ve read about today.

Which of these accessories appeal to you? Personally, we love the accessories such as the body side molding and hood/ bumper protectors in chrome that add style and protection. But that’s just us! Share your comments below, or tell us what you think on Facebook or Twitter.

Great Sources for Aftermarket Features

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Vehicles on the market today are being offered with more and more luxury features than ever before. As technology advances, standard features like Bluetooth integration, USB ports and MP3 compatibility are becoming commonplace in most mid-sized to luxury-class vehicles and automakers are striving to stay ahead of the curve.

With that being said, there is always room for added features that manufacturers don’t offer. That is where aftermarket retailers come in, because aftermarket products add a unique look and feel to your vehicle investment.

From high-end entertainment electronics to down-and-dirty off-road equipment, whatever make and model vehicle you drive, aftermarket products geared toward your specific needs and desires are available! There are literally thousands of websites on the Internet that offer aftermarket automotive products to consumers; so we can’t possibly highlight each and every one of them, but we have chosen a few leading suppliers. These sources focus on a variety of different types of products for your automobile, such as sport utility/off-road, sport performance, luxury, and entertainment electronics.

Here are a few of our favorite online sources for aftermarket products:

Quadratec – Quadratec is one of the most trusted aftermarket suppliers focusing on Jeep off-road vehicles, including all Cherokee, Wrangler and CJ models. Founded in 1990, Quadratec’s mission is to provide the best service, prices, and inventory on the market. They offer everything from replacement tops to lift kits and sell products online, through a catalog, and over the phone at 800-745-2348.  Although Quadratec is a Jeep-specific aftermarket supplier, there are plenty of others with focus on broader off-road vehicles including 4 Wheel Parts and J.C. Whitney.

Street Beat Customs – Street Beat Customs offers sport performance products for nearly every make and model of car, truck, and SUV. The online store offers custom auto accessories including: exterior, interior, lighting systems, performance, ragtops and sunroofs, air suspension and intakes, and custom wheel and tire products. Founded in 1991, Street Beat Customs has one of the largest selections on the web today.

E&G Classics – E&G Classics is a manufacturer of aftermarket luxury restyling products. Offering such products as chrome accessories, custom grilles, brake duct covers, classic spares, simulated convertible tops and decklid spoilers, E&G provides products with unparalleled attention to detail and craftsmanship. For over 40 years, their American-made products have improved the appearance of such high-end manufactured vehicles as Audi, Cadillac, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes, and more. Their products can be ordered through one of their many distributors in the US or by phone at 800-394-2774.

Crutchfield – Founded in 1974 as a mail-order supplier of car stereos to do-it-yourselfers, Crutchfield has grown to become one the leading suppliers of vehicle entertainment. Crutchfield offers consumers the latest technologies, including: stereo systems, speakers and subwoofers, GPS navigation systems, car security, DVD players and satellite receivers, and rear-view cameras. Their products are available online or by calling 800-319-8264.

These are our top picks of the sources for aftermarket products available online, but there are also stores and showrooms located throughout the US that can help you customize your ride to show your very own distinctive style!

It should be noted that not all aftermarket products are legal in all areas; so we encourage you to check with your local law enforcement agency before investing in any product that may end up costing you a lot more than parts and labor.

Have you done any aftermarket work to your vehicle? Do you know of a great online resource for buying parts? Let us know in the comments section below, as we are always appreciative of your feedback!

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